Pregnancy and Parent Support

CCEVA is here to support you in your vital role as parent. We have Care Centers on the southside and peninsula which offer free diapers and baby supplies to families in need. Case management services are also provided to help pregnant women and new parents make a safe parenting plan, and to discuss and address all of the family’s needs. Families also receive help in connecting to other available community resources addressing needs such as: housing, employment, insurance, and education. Our staff will follow families for a year to ensure that they are in the best position possible to raise healthy, happy children.

Please call (757) 456-2366 on the southside, or (757) 875-0060 on the peninsula for help from our Care Center.

Pregnancy Counseling Services

Catholic Charities of Eastern Virginia offers free, confidential pregnancy counseling to any woman facing an unexpected or unplanned pregnancy. Staff provide counseling services for expectant families to help them reach decisions that are best for their family and child.

For more information please click here to visit our pregnancy center and adoption website or call/text 757-274-4952 and one of our staff will be happy to speak to you further.

Adoption

Catholic Charities offers programs and services for those who are considering adoption. These programs include: Domestic Infant Adoption; Home Study Services for Domestic Adoption, Interstate Adoption, and Adoption through Foster Care; International Adoption, and Relative Adoption. We also provide Adoption Search and Reunion services.

For more information please visit our adoption site or call (757) 456-2366.

Post Adoption Services

Catholic Charities provides a wide spectrum of post adoption services for families. This program utilizes the evidence-based Trust Based Relational Intervention (TBRI) approach developed by Dr. Karen Purvis and Dr. David Cross. The goal of the program is to provide case management, educate, support, and provide tools and materials to help families maintain successful adoptive placements, especially for families who have adopted children from difficult backgrounds. All post adoption services are FREE due to generous funding by the Virginia Department of Social Services (FAM-20-820).

For more information contact Erika Crosby at 757-570-7178 or ecrosby@cceva.org or visit our website here:

Grandparents as Parents

We have support groups designed specifically to provide help, advice, and support and to lend a listening ear to family members who are raising their grandchildren or the children of other relatives. Together, we address the unique issues and questions, needs and obstacles of parenting a relative’s child. Our groups provide a place to openly express your feelings, gain a positive focus, receive emotional support, and share information on community resources and social activities. We invite you to join us to explore the joys and challenges of raising the children of relatives.

Currently, we offer support groups in the city of Norfolk.

Please call (757) 456-2366 for more information.